Business Studies

Why Study Business Studies?

This is a new course that is equivalent to A’ Level. It is recognised by both universities and employers.

This course that will introduce you to the various areas within business organisations and develop your understanding of the strategies that they employ.



What Will I Study?

You will learn:

  • The role of finance in planning an enterprise, analysing and making financial decisions
  • The nature of enterprising behaviour and how this can be personally utilised to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • How managers organise, motivate and lead employees to achieve business objectives
  • The skills and processes required to develop, present and evaluate a business proposal
  • The skills and processes required to develop an e-business proposal for a new business
  • The development of a marketing communications mix for a business proposal and a schedule of marketing communications.

This will be covered in the following six units;

  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Business dynamics
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Managing and leading people
  • Developing a business proposal
  • Marketing communications

How Will I Study?

The lessons will be a mixture of teacher-led activities, independent investigations and student presentations. You will be looking at various case study materials to help prepare for examinations.

At times you will be expected to work in a group and at other times individually.



Unlike A’ levels, assessment for your final grade consists of both coursework and exams, so if you believe that exams do not bring out the best in you, then this could be the course for you.

  • Two of your units will be externally assessed by examination in either January or June.
  • One unit will be an externally assessed assignment
  • Three units will be internally assessed coursework


Therefore, 50% of your course will be externally assessed and 50% of the course is internally assessed.

One third of the course is assessed through examination.

On completion of the course you can be awarded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*